Accession Number:

ADA513941

Title:

Virtual Scavenger Hunt: An AI-Powered Virtual Environment Designed for Training Individuals in Effective Teamwork, and Analyzing Cross-Cultural Behavior

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 17 Jun 2008-17 Sep 2009

Corporate Author:

NOVAMENTE LLC WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-03-20

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The Virtual Scavenger Hunt VSH project was carried out by Novamente LLC for AOARD during June 2008 - February 2009. It involved the development of an environment within the Multiverse virtual world, oriented toward allowing individuals to acquire and reinforce skills via interacting with each other and with AI-controlled agents in a class of virtual-world based gaming situations called scavenger hunt scenarios scenarios in which teams combining humans and AIs compete to find hidden objects in complex environments. The family of scavenger hunt scenarios was chosen because of its value in emulating various relevant real-world situations and also because of its amenability toward allowing the study of various aspects of human behavior, interaction and communication in the context of game-play.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Psychology
  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE